Posts tagged ‘Arno Carstens’

September 11, 2013

‘glamour aid’ charity art auction & dinner 2013

Glamour Aid Charity Event, Cindy Nell, Brigitte Willers, Tarina Patel, Arno Carstens, Natalie Becker, Denzil Jacobs (by Denzil Jacobs)

On 24 August 2013, Survivor SA contestant and model, Brigitte Willers invited distinguished guests to her inaugural Glamour Aid Charity Auction Dinner at the prestigious The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Hosted by Cindy Nell-Roberts (dressed by SA designer, Hendrik Vermeulen Couturier) and Mark Bayly, guests including Natalie Becker, Sue Duminy, Sharlene Lawrence, Tammy-Anne Fortuin, Anina Malherbe and Tarina Patel, to name a few, were treated to a special performance by South Africa’s leading electric cellist Carol Thorns as well as a spectacular performance by Arno Carstens with Mike & The Mechanics lead guitarist, Mike Rutherford. During the three course dinner, guests were invited to bid on remarkable paintings by up and coming South African artists and by the end of the evening R595 000 was raised to be donated to the Make A Difference Charity (MAD) and The Chaeli Campaign.

Glamour Aid Charity Event, Brigitte Willers, Arno Carstens, Mike Rutherford (by Denzil Jacobs)

In addition, Uwe Koetter Jewellers sponsored a Genuine Diamond for their Diamond Surprise Pyramid which one lucky guest won on the evening. A fantastic evening with an even more spectacular cause, Glamour Aid has been adding glamour to charity since 1996, for more information about the Glamour Aid Dinner & Art Function visit www.glamouraid.co.za or join their Facebook page on: www.facebook.com/GlamourAid.

July 11, 2013

‘glamour aid’ charity dinner & art auction 2013

Glamour Aid, Brigitte Willers, Arno Carstens, Liezel van der Westhuizen (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual Glamour Aid Charity Dinner & Art Auction, South Africa’s most glamorous charity event on the social calendar, is set to take place on Saturday 24th August 2013 at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay. The Glamour Aid campaign started in 2006 as a platform for celebrities and public personalities to give back to their community via various charitable initiatives. This year’s Glamour Aid Project consists of 12 prominent celebrities, including Victor Matfield, Brigitte Willers, Roland Schoeman, Michelle Botes, Arno Carstens, Francois Pienaar and Loyiso Bala. In addition, 12 acclaimed South African artists painted their interpretation of each of these celebrities, which will be auctioned on the evening of the Charity Dinner & Art Auction event in a bid to raise further money for the charitable causes. Glamour Aid strives to embark on different challenges to make a difference and assist in promoting a better South Africa for all. All proceeds of the Charity Dinner and Art Auction will be donated to the Make A Difference Charity (MAD) and The Chaeli Campaign.

As Glamour Aid’s Founder Brigitte Willers explains, “We believe that every little bit will create change, and we are committed to creating the opportunities for those changes to happen. Our passion is talent-development in underprivileged communities and protecting the innocence of our future generation.”

Masters of Ceremonies for the evening are Cindy Nell-Roberts, former Miss South Africa 2002, and Liezel van der Westhuizen, TV presenter and model. Guests will be entertained by South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns as she performs in the exciting Cellosphere and South Africa’s well-known Arno Carstens who will entertain guests throughout the evening.

Public tickets cost R1 000 per person and includes a 3 course dinner, champagne on arrival and a selection of wines throughout the evening. Contact Joan-Anne on 082 442 6545 or dinner@glamouraid.co.za for more information or to book your tickets.

For more information about the Glamour Aid Dinner & Art Function visit www.glamouraid.co.za or join their Facebook page on: www.facebook.com/GlamourAid.

September 28, 2012

ard matthews & friends charity concert 2012

Ard Matthews and Friends, Arno Carstens, Jeannie D, Tracy McGregor, Lisa Cowley, Ross Learmonth (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last night the Upper Eastside Hotel in Cape Town played host to the annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert including Arno Carstens, Zolani (lead singer for Freshly Ground), Ross Learmonth (lead singer for Prime Circle) and more. Lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer Ard Matthews has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 2 years and this year the funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”. A charitable cause founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). Along with the MC for the evening, Radio Personality Guy McDonald, guests at the event included TV Personality Jeannie D, Model Tracy McGregor, Model Kerry McGreggor, Model Lisa Cowley, SA Celebrity Expert Clayton Morar and Radio Personality Tammy B. Fans were treated to an intimate performance and a special duet of “Blue Eyes” by Arno and Ard.

Ard Matthews and Friends, Arno Carstens, Jeannie D, Zolani (Freshly Ground) (by Denzil Jacobs)

Find out more about We The Good People at www.wethegoodpeople.org

Special thanks to The Little Black Book.

September 5, 2012

ard matthews & friends charity concert

Ard Matthews and Friends 2012, Arno Carstens, Ross Learmonth (Prime Circle), Dan Patlansky

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be taking place for the third year running, on Thursday 27th September 2012 at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock. The popular South African singer, Ard Matthews who is also lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer, has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 2 years along with the assistance of top events and PR company, The Little Black Book, and brings together great South African talent to raise money for a worthy cause. This year the funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”. A charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organization is “trust” and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts. The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the world’s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment.

This year’s line up will not disappoint and will include Ross Learmonth, lead singer of Prime Circle, Arno Carstens, blues sensation Dan Patlansky, and of course front man, Ard Matthews. There will also be a short and fun auction taking place, handled by the well known Ariella Kuper from Clear Asset Auctions.

Tickets will be available through Webtickets at R150 each. For more information on the concert visit the Facebook Page: For more information on “We The Good People” visit their website, www.wethegoodpeople.com. For sponsorship enquiries please contact Marina Nestel: marina@thelittleblackbook.co.za. For media related enquiries please contact Jules Illing: jules@thelittleblackbook.co.za.

April 8, 2012

shout sa – ‘you’re the voice’ music video

SHOUT SA gets louder with a powerful new anthem, “You’re The Voice” featuring Evolver One, Danny K, Kabelo, Thandiswa Mzwai, Kurt Darren, Hugh Masekelah, Louise Carver, Freshlyground, Karen Zoid, Liquideep, Elvis blue, Loyiso, Jax Panik, Prime Circle, Die Huewels Fantasties, Nicolous Louw, Judith Sepuma, Mafikizola, Arno Carstens, Just Jinger, Jesse Clegg, PJ Powers, Jaziel Borthers, Slikour, Tumi and the Volume, HHP, Khuli Chana, AKA, Ringo, Lloyd, In- Vida, Bala Brothers, Flash Republic, The Drakensberg Boys Choir, Ed Jordan and Dennis East. TV personalities including Jennifer Su, Bonang Matheba, Chad Saaiman, Kieno Kammies and Zuraida Jardine cameo in the music video unveiled in March 2012 at Nu Metro Montecasino in Johannesburg.

The song is available now for download by SMSing “VOICE” to 49300 with a donation of R20.

March 23, 2012

‘shout sa’ launch in cape town

SHOUT SA, Danny K, Elana Afrika, Katlego Maboe

Crowds gathered at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 21 March 2012 for the debut of SHOUT SA‘s latest music video, a powerful new anthem with Danny K, Elana Afrika, Katlego Maboe, Kabelo, Africa Melane, Mark Hayes, Louise Carver and more. Introduced by Elana, Katlego led the crowd in singing the South African National Anthem, fitting to get this amazing event underway on Human Rights Day. Founded by Danny K and Kabelo, the ‘SHOUT‘ campaign for a safer and better South Africa is nearly two years old and has already created a body of citizen activists and impacted the fight against crime countrywide. “This is really what is at the core of SHOUT’s work – giving ordinary South Africans a voice in ridding their communities and country of crime” says Gavin Koppel, Chairman of SHOUT. The new music video includes cameo’s by Archbishop Tutu, Idols judge and SA Music Awards CEO Randall Abrahams, actor Gail Nkoane of ‘The Wild‘ and television personalities, Bonang Matheba, Jen Su and Lalla Hirayama as well as Hugh Masekela, Kurt Darren, Liquideep, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, and Thandiswa Mazwai to name a few. Since it’s launch in 2007, ‘SHOUT‘ has already donated over R500 000 to a range of organisations including the SAPS, Hillbrow Home of Hope, Khulisa Crime Preventation Initiative, Saartjie Baartman Centre and more.

To donate and download the song, sms “Voice” to 49300 (R20.00) and visit SHOUT for more information.